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LinuxPR: Linux Standard for Software Development Moves Closer to Reality

May 08, 2000, 18:39 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux Standard Base and Linux Internationalization Initiative Incorporate, Gain Support from All Segments of Industry."

"The Linux Standard Base (LSB) and Linux Internationalization Initiative (LI18NUX) announced today that they have incorporated under the name Free Standards Group. The newly formed Free Standards Group was organized to accelerate the use and acceptance of open source technologies through the application, development and promotion of interoperability standards for open source development."

"The Free Standards Group has received endorsements from a growing number of industry corporations as well as from public interest groups such as the Debian Project. These milestones move the group significantly closer to its goal of creating a single Linux standard."

"The Free Standards Group will draw upon its LSB and LI18NUX roots to ensure that the Linux operating system does not fall victim to fragmentation, breaking into multiple versions, each of which is supported by only selected applications. To prevent that, the Free Standards Group's members are promoting a specification, which, when implemented, will mean that any LSB-compliant application will run successfully on any LSB-compliant Linux distributions. While sensitive to the idea that Linux development should not be stifled, the group is working to define a common subset of Linux that will work for everyone, regardless of distribution."

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